Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Newsletter November 20

Newsletter Nov. 20th

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order and gave invocation.  We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”.  Meeting closed with singing of club song...”We Love Our Valley Home”.
 Accompanist –  Jan Delashmit
 Invocation –  Darlene Bryant  - “Thanksgiving Poem”
 Secretary Report – Maxine Topel
 Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
  Welcome to Brenda Smith at #83 who hails from Canada.

   MANAGEMENT REPORT – Asst. manager Ken Barnhart gave report.  He spoke about a FRAUDULENT letter received by a resident stating they owed over $19,000.  When resident called phone # shown on letter, caller asked for social sec. # .. a red flag for sure.  Be on alert for these types of fraud by phone or mail.   Good news .. stray dogs & 10 puppies have gone to a good home, Jesse, RVE park employee.  A couple of situations arose this month with residents falling in their mobiles & not being found immediately.  We are urged to leave house key & up north contact # at the office.  The latest fall was Marie McClurg whose daughter drove all the way to RVE from Iowa when Marie didn't answer her phone, found her  on floor.  Marie had been there 3 days!  Let's help one another by giving our children or contact up north the office phone # or Bob's # or Ken's #.  We need some sort of system to check on folks & will see what can be worked out.  Be sure to leave a key at the office.  It should be noted our mobile OUTSIDE storm doors do not have key.  Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
   Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog.  Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
  Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
   Treasurer Jim Moeller reported, approved.  Properties chair Larry Pavlis said we may borrow long tables, but let committee know..and only use the older ones.  Board Members--  Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis;  Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
   Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family.   Sign cards in office area.   This week cards are going to Stella Stevens on death of Charlie; Marie McClurg, hospital due to fall in mobile; Dave Origer, heart surgery (not an attack).  If you call Helen & leave a message, leave your name.  Helen will not return your call if she doesn't know who left the message.  In Helen's absence remainder of this week, Bev Telfor will be in charge of cards.  You can reach her at #208 or 956-532-6033.
   Our 1st dance is Jan. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. with Roger Kenaston Band according to dance chair Craig Daves.  Sign up to volunteer if you will help with ticket sales, popcorn, 50-50.  Most dances are $6 pp except for one later in season.
   Rex Rexroad is  helping entertainment chair Brock Laing.  A Christmas Show is  Friday, Dec. 22 (note CHANGE in date that was announced earlier) but have not been able to sign anyone up to perform for the first 45 minutes.  Park folks will entertain last part of the evening.  Friday entertainments begin on Jan. 5 with Goldwing.

  LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – Will someone chair Sat. morning breakfasts in Nov. & Dec.?
  George/Sharyl Krantz & Chuck/Nancy Gonnerman chair Thanksgiving Day Dinner.    Thanks to them.  Tables will be set up Tuesday, 1 p.m.  You may bring table service Wed. at 10 a.m.  We'll eat at 1 p.m.  See sign up sheets on bulletin board in big hall to indicate what you will be bringing and if you can help.  Turkey provided, remainder is potluck.

Looking for chair for Christmas Day Dinner.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 1 p.m. -- Krantz & Gonnerman chair .. see sign up sheets in Friendship Hall
Dec. 1 – Patio Sale, 8 a.m. to noon
Dec. 7 – Wine & Cheese Party, 3 p.m. Joyce Amos chairs
Dec. 14 – Men's Party, 3 p.m., Joyce Amos chairs

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF IMPORTANCE ..
  We will hold ELECTION OF OFFICERS at next Monday meeting.  Nominated to serve as chairperson for December & January were Craig Daves & Sharon Sprague.  No nominees were heard to serve as vice chairperson.  Doesn't anyone want to be in charge of VICE in the park?!!! We decided whichever one of the above loses the election will become the vice chair.  :-)
   Dave Johnson has park directories at $1.50.  You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in office.  Read your directory.
  Nancy Gonnerman #23 is taking blood pressure readings prior to Monday meetings (behind stage).
   Editor Mary Lou Benson #103 sent info on activities open to the public to news media...including patio sales, dances, entertainment, craft sales,  Ropa show.  Does anyone have something she missed that needs to be advertised?  Give her a legible written note please.
   Activity Calendars for the 2017-18 season are posted.  Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.
    Newsletter editor (Mary Lou) at #103 appreciates you notifying her of changes in chairpersons and times of activities as well.  SIGNED written notes please.
   Sunday Church Services have begun with Dr. Tom Cassidy our pastor.  Time is 8:30 a.m.  Choir practice has begun .. anyone who likes to sing is welcome.
   Received a note .. Aqua Exercise is held at 7:30 a.m. daily with Sharon Sprague in charge.
  Senior Yoga is being held on Mondays after meeting plus Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 a.m.. with Dana Daves & Judi DeKoning leading.  When Janie Maxwell arrives, it will then revert to Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
   Craig Daves has contacted Rich Stubbs of the Weslaco Fire Dept. who last certified some RVE residents about 2 yrs. ago on CPR & use of park defibrillator.  Bruce Wells will return in January & anyone INTERESTED in the course may indicate so on sign-up sheet on back bulletin board.
   Marge Rexroad encourages anyone to help with Quilting Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.  Come Nov. 21 .. don't need to be a quilter, you can tie quilts.
   Chris Stephens invites anyone wishing to learn to play Regular Dominoes to come to pool room at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.
   Until regular Friday Executive Golf chair Dean Ricke arrives, Gordon Amos has stepped up to organize.  Golfers meet at big hall (or pool room if hall is busy) to draw for tee times, 10-10:30 a.m.
   A good turnout of residents (over 70) came for hog dogs at Happy Hour last Wednesday.   Due to Thanksgiving, no Happy Hour will be held this week.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
   Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m. (not this week due to Thanksgiving).

LOOKING AHEAD TO DECEMBER
   Are you beginning to sort through your valuable items?  Get busy .. PATIO SALE is Friday, Dec. 1.  That's when you put these items in the front yard and sell them for fabulous prices so you will have $$$$$ for your Christmas shopping.  Leave yourself time or have someone help you in your patio so you can walk or drive around the park & purchase items you cannot live without!
   Joyce Amos invites RVE ladies to the Wine & Cheese Party in Friendship Hall Thursday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.  Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or non-alcoholic beverage & a wine glass in a bag to exchange.  Cost is $3 pp.  This is one of the best times at RVE park, so all ladies should plan to attend!   RVE men will be interested in Dec. 14 get together also chaired by Joyce.

   Remember these:  “Don't worry about old age, it doesn't last that long.”  and “Good health is the slowest possible rate at which one can die.” and “Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, drying of nothing.”

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018
   Remember the FUN we had when Dana & Craig Daves planned the cruise at SPI last season?  Well, they are at it again!  Dana has checked into going on a bus tour to the King Ranch & Museum, probably in January (maybe 23rd or 30, or Feb. 27).  She's asking those INTERESTED to indicate on a sign up sheet so she doesn't get caught off-guard & needing more than one bus or date!  This is a $69 pp tour, lunch included; and if time permits a stop at seller's market & saddle ranch.  King Ranch is located in Kingsville, 2 hours away.

GAME RESULTS  - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall.  WRITE LEGIBLY!

BRIDGE – Nov. 14 -
 1st – Dick Gibson            3620     2nd – Margaret Davis 2600
CANASTA – Table of 6 -
 Nov. 13 – Marge Rexroad, Margie Walker,
Judi DeKoning 34900
 Nov. 17 – Grace Thornton, Mary Jean Steward,
Marge Rexroad 40145
DOMINOES – Mexican Train –  Nov. 14 – Grace Thornton, Verna Fischer, Dick Topel    Nov. 19 – Darlene Bryant, Donna Gabbert, Laurie Walter, Fran Hryniw
DUMMY RUMMY – Nov. 18 -
 1st – Patti Lamp 279 2nd – Marge Rexroad 283
 3rd – Kimmy 308 4th – Nancy Argo     309
GOLF – Executive – I heard from a “reliable” source that Tom Benson had awesome round last Friday, but since he's too shy to tell his wife how awesome it was .. not printing in newsletter! :-)
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Nov. 18 -
 1st – John Norris 457 2nd – Sandy Cerda    429
TIC – Nov. 15 -
 1st – Patti Lamp 103      2nd – Venita Lingle    172
 3rd – Leroy Larson 191      4th – Sandy Novak    201

Have some Canadian friends who I am HOPING will enjoy this joke.  It's about OLD GOATS!
  A group of Canadians was traveling by tour bus through Holland.  As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through a process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used.
  She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.  These, she explained, were the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produced.
  She then asked, “What do you do in Canada with your old goats that aren't producing?”
  A spry old gentleman (don't think his name was Henry!) answered, “They send us on bus tours.”

WHY SENIORS CITIZENS BECOME CONFUSED:
Signs you might find posted ..
  In a grocery store .. “Open 9 days a week.”
  In a mall maintenance shop .. “We can repair anything.  Please knock hard on the door as the bell doesn't work.”
  In a seafood restaurant .. “Buy 1 Fish & Chips for the price of 2, Receive a second Fish & Chips ABSOLUTELY FREE!”
  Who knows where this was seen? .. “BEWARE OF THE DOG.  The cat is not trustworthy either.”
   In a buffet restaurant .. “Thank you for taking the eating utensils home to wash.  You can bring them back now.”
  And just two more signs, again don't know WHERE! ..
“WARNING .. this machine takes your money
and gives you nothing in return.”
“NO senior citizen discounts.  You have had
twice as long to get the MONEY!”

EDITOR'S NOTE .. If any of my readers do not appreciate my lame jokes .. give me some funnier ones please!  mlb



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

newsletter

Rio Valley News...Rio Valley Estates Mobile Home/RV Resort, 715 N. Westgate Dr.,Weslaco, TX
Volume 46 NO. 2 Date: November 13, 2017 78596

SUNDAY

8:30 Church-Nov.–March– Dr. Tom Cassidy (communion last Sunday of the month)
2:30 Ice Cream not yet
3:00-4:00 Hymn Sing not yet
4:00-1st Sun. of Month – Karaoke Oct.-March Bev Telfor
7:00 M.T.Dominoes Dick Topel
MONDAY
8:30 (tee time) Golf Monte Cristo
9:00Coffee/Donuts Patty Lamp
9:15 Blood Pressure (behind stage) Nancy Gonnerman
9:30 Club Meeting April through November

Chairperson Darlene Bryant

Vice-Chairperson Sharon Sprague

Secretary Maxine Topel

Treasurer Jim Moeller
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw & Donna Gabbert
1:00 Bean Bags
1:00 Darts
6:30 Fifty Six
7:00 Thirty one Needing a chair if to be played
7:00-9:30 Dance Beginning Jan. 8, Roger Kenaston Band
TUESDAY-FRIDAY-
7:25 Regular Exercise 8:00 Walking Exercise
MONDAY-SATURDAY
8:00 & 8:45 Aqua Exercise Sharon Sprague
TUESDAY
9:00 15 cent Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:30 Line Dancing not yet
9:30 Charity Quilting Marge Rexroad
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Ladies 8-Ball Pool not yet
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:00 Regular Dominoes ..Learners welcome.. Chris Stephens
7:00 M T Dominoes Dick Topel
7:00 Euchre Mark Wieners
WEDNESDAY

9:00 Mixed Shuffling Dave Johnson

9:00 Bridge Lessons Dick Gibson

9:13 (1st tee time) Golf, Tierra Santa

11:30 Pizza Party (2nd & 4th week) Rickes & Goodwins
1:00 Bean Bag
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
4:00 Happy Hour Hot Dogs this week, bring non-meat dish to share
6:30 Tic (draw for # at 6:20) Sharon Sprague
7:00 Cribbage David & June Clement
7:00 Hand and foot
THURSDAY
9:30 Line Dancing not yet
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Pitch (draw for # at 6:30)
7:00 Free Movie not yet
FRIDAY
9:00 Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:15 Bowling, Pins & Cues Mary Lou Sirovy
9:30 Bible Study Tom Cassidy leads
12:30 Golf at Executive (signup 10:30 a.m.) Dean Ricke
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
5:00 Pot Luck not yet Bruce & Billie Wells chair
7:00 Entertainment Beginning Jan. 5 with “Goldwing”
SATURDAY
7:00-8:30 Breakfast Volunteers ??
9:00 Dummy Rummy LeRoy Larson, Del Telfor
9:30 Choir Practice
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Bingo Begins Nov. 18 .. Catherine Gibbs
7:00 Single Deck Pinochle Ray/Margaret Davis
7:00 Texas Hold'um


Hats & shirts with logo are available for purchase at office.
If you'd like a park badge with park logo,
Donna Gabbert makes these!!!

Thanks to Jerry McAninch & Carol Nelson who provided donuts this morning. We decided even though cost of donuts at HEB has increased to 65 cents, we will sell for 50 cents ea. Remainder of cost will be picked up by the club.

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order. Bev Telfor led in Pledge to the Flag & singing of “God Bless America”. We closed meeting by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Sharon Barksdale “Count Your Blessings”
Secretary Report – Maxine Topel
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
We welcomed Deb & Bob H. as new residents at Lot #96.

MANAGEMENT REPORT – Assistant manager Ken Barnhart gave brief report. Concerning stray dogs, one has been caught, a couple more still roaming around (one has puppies). Be patient as he is working on catching them...appears they are FUSSY eaters as they don't even like steak! Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller reported & his report was approved. There was no Properties report. Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. This week cards are going to former resident Shirley Stensrud upon loss of her husband Donovan; Lu Scott, fell & broke vertebrae in her back. If you call Helen & leave a message, please leave your name too. Helen will not return your call if she doesn't know who left the message.
Craig Daves says our 1st dance is Jan. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. with Roger Kenaston Band. See sign up sheet to volunteer if you will help with ticket sales, popcorn, 50-50 drawings. Most dances are $6 pp except for one later in season.
Rex Rexroad filling in & helping entertainment chair Brock Laing said entertainment schedule is complete. A Christmas Show is Dec. 23 but have not been able to sign anyone up to perform for the first 45 minutes. Park folks will entertain last part of the evening. Friday night entertainment begins on Jan. 5 with Goldwing.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – Will someone chair Sat. morning breakfasts in Nov. & Dec.? Also needing chairs for Thanksgiving dinner.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Nov. 14 – Amigos de los Ninos 1st planning meeting, 1:30 p.m., Donna Methodist Church .. all welcome to come hear what this is all about!
Nov. 15 – Hot Dog Grilling Happy Hour, 4 p.m. $2 pp, see sign up sheet on bulletin board, bring non-meat dish to share and choice of beverage please
Nov. 16 – Park Breakfast, Fiesta Tex-Mex, 8 a.m.
Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Dinner .. do we have chairperson?
Dec. 1 – Patio Sale, 8 a.m. to noon
Dec. 7 – Wine Party, 3 p.m. Joyce Amos chairs

If you wish to have something printed in the newsletter, please give written note to editor Mary Lou at Monday meeting or deliver to her at #103. Most of you know this but as a reminder .. game scores may be placed in plastic container at rear of Friendship Hall. If you write legibly, that helps MUCH





Editor Mary Lou Benson #103 sent info on activities open to the public to news media...including patio sales, dances, entertainment, craft sales, Ropa show. Does anyone have something she missed that needs to be advertised? Give her a written note please.
Activity Calendars for the 2017-18 season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.
Newsletter editor (Mary Lou) at #103 appreciates you notifying her of changes in chairpersons and times of activities as well.
Sunday Church Services have begun with Dr. Tom Cassidy our pastor. Time is 8:30 a.m. Choir practice will begin soon .. when there are enough singers! Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to join the choir.
Senior Yoga is being held on Mondays after meeting plus Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 a.m.. with Dana Daves & Judi DeKoning leading. When Janie Maxwell arrives, it will then revert to Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
Dave Johnson has park directories at $1.50. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in office. Read your directory.
Thanks to Nancy Gonnerman #23 for volunteering to take blood pressures prior to our Monday meetings.
Craig Daves has contacted Rich Stubbs of the Weslaco Fire Dept. who last certified some RVE residents about 2 yrs. ago on CPR & use of park defibrillator. Bruce Wells will be arriving tomorrow. Craig will speak to him about training/retraining in these areas (Dec. or Jan.). Importance of Vial of Life which contains your medical info, to be placed inside your refrigerator, was discussed. Craig will check about getting stickers to put on outside of mobile home door, so ambulance or medical personnel would know they need to look inside refrigerator.
Clyde Read reminded veterans that Golden Corral gives free meal to them this evening, 5-9 p.m.
Marge Rexroad encourages anyone who would like to help with Quilting Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. She had examples of what this group does .. donations welcome. Last season 109 quilts were made & given throughout the Valley. Come Nov. 21 .. don't need to be a quilter, you can tie quilts.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
Since we had so much fun with the grill last season, additional cookouts are being planned for 2017-2018. The first one is this Wednesday, Nov. 15. It'll be GRILLED HOT DOGS. Cost is $2/pp. This is regular Happy Hour time, 4 p.m. with plans to eat 4:30 or 5. SUGN UP BY END OF TODAY so hot dogs & buns can be purchased! Bring a non-meat dish to share. Whether you've been in the park for a long or short time, or are new, come to these events, meet your neighbors.
Catherine Gibbs announces Bingo in Friendship Hall begins this Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Cards will not be sold before 6:30.
Chris Stephens invited anyone wishing to learn how to play Regular Dominoes to come to pool room at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Amigos de los Ninos de Mexico (translated is Friends of the Children of Mexico) will meet for their first planning meeting of the season tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Donna Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. This is non-profit group of winter Texans who put on a Christmas Day party for the children of Progreso, Mexico. Want to be a part of this? You need to attend at least one planning meeting as that's when folks indicate on which committee they wish to serve. Other planning meetings are held same time and location on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.

LOOKING AHEAD TO DECEMBER
Joyce Amos is inviting the ladies to the Wine & Cheese Party which will be held in Friendship Hall Thursday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or non-alcoholic beverage and a wine glass to exchange. Cost is $3 pp. All welcome!
GAME RESULTS - Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY PLEASE!!

BRIDGENov. 7 - 1st – Mary Jean Steward 3610
2nd – Dick Gibson 3480
CANASTANov. 6Table of 6 -
Mary Jean Steward, Darlene Bryant, Patty Lamp No score
Nov. 8Table of 6 -
Fran Hryniw, Darlene Bryant, Angie Brown 35000
DOMINOES – Mexican Train Nov. 7 – Donna Gabbert, Patty Lamp
DUMMY RUMMYNov. 11 -
1st – Al Lenius 251 2nd – Rex Rexroad 255
3rd – Bev Telfor 282 4th – Venita Lingle 301
Herb McClish had 485 for his total
GOLFExecutive
PINOCHLE – Single Deck Nov. 11 -
1st – Dick Gibson 523 2nd – Donna Gabbert 511

SHUFFLING
TICNov. 8 -
1st – Patti Lamp 136 2nd – Marge Rexroad 162
3rd – Stan Floyd 218 4th – Katherine Ratliff 222

Will Rogers was one of the greatest political sages
this country has ever known. Some of his sayings ..
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.”
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.” (including Walmart?)
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.”
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.”
I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.”
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young. Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.”

Think about these ..
English is a crazy language and difficult to master.
Let's face it. There is neither egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese .. so one moose, 2 meese?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
People, not computers, invented English & it reflects the creativity of the human race, which is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. I'm sew confused.

A couple of one-liners ..
Never give the devil a ride .. he will always want to drive.”


Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.”


Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13th

We are all so sorry to hear about Donovan Stensrud passing away
they Wintered here for quite a few years. Mobile #252 Our sympathies to Shirley and Family











We had a great time visiting with former resident Darlene Griffin, Darlene and husband Bill lived across the street from me in 282, also on the opposite side of the park for more than 20 years, (I think). also Dar's Sister Aloyce, and husband Dave lived here for about the same amount of time. Dave and Aloyce hosted a very nice open house at their lovely home near John Knox Village, so we could visit with Darlene, also Darlenes Daughter, Dinette and husband flew down here with Darlene
Aloyce, Nettie, and Darlene
 Newsletter





Monday, November 6, 2017

Nov. 6th


Welcome Scraps, Graphics and Comments

We are having beautiful weather  with a cool front coming in Thursday ☂ Probably no rain but you never can tell
Sunday Church was very enjoyable with Rev. Tom Cassidy, we had an organist, Jan Delashmit, 37 in attendance
I have made some new badges for new folks this week, anyone wanting one may get them from me, use your old badge, or I have a few pin on badges.
It was neat meeting some new folks this morning
and the meeting was interesting. Thanks so much to Mary Lou Benson for doing our newsletter and she sent it to me so those who aren't here yet might wish to read it. 😊 And here you go 

Rio Valley News...Rio Valley Estates Mobile Home/RV Resort, 715 N. Westgate Dr.,Weslaco, TX
Volume 46 NO. 1 Date: November 6, 2017 78596

SUNDAY

8:30 Church-Nov.–March– Dr. Tom Cassidy (communion last Sunday of the month)
2:30 Ice Cream not yet
3:00-4:00 Hymn Sing
4:00-1st Sun. of Month – Karaoke Oct.-March Bev Telfor
7:00 M.T.Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
MONDAY
8:30 (tee time) Golf Monte Cristo
9:00Coffee/Donuts Provided by club & served by Patti Lamp
9:15 Blood Pressure not yet ?
9:30 Club Meeting April through November

Chairperson Darlene Bryant

Vice-Chairperson Sharon Sprague

Secretary

Treasurer Jim Moeller
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw & Donna Gabbert
1:00 Bean Bags Bob Kerkau
1:00 Darts
6:30 Fifty Six
7:00 Thirty one Needing a chair if to be played
7:00-9:30 Dance Beginning Jan. 8, Roger Kenaston Band
TUESDAY-FRIDAY-
7:25 Regular Exercise 8:00 Walking Exercise
MONDAY-SATURDAY
8:00 & 8:45 Aqua Exercise Sharon Sprague
TUESDAY
9:00 15 cent Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:30 Line Dancing not yet
9:30 Charity Quilting Marge Rexroad
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Ladies 8-Ball Pool not yet
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:00 Regular Dominoes Chris Stephens
7:00 M T Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
7:00 Euchre Mark Wieners
WEDNESDAY

9:00 Mixed Shuffling Dave Johnson

9:00 Bridge Lessons Dick Gibson

9:13 (1st tee time) Golf, Tierra Santa

11:30 Pizza Party (2nd & 4th week) Rickes & Goodwins
1:00 Bean Bag
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
4:00 Happy Hour Bring snacks & choice of beverage
6:30 Tic (draw for # at 6:20) Sharon Sprague
7:00 Cribbage David & June Clement
7:00 Hand and foot
THURSDAY
9:30 Line Dancing not yet
10:30 Senior Yoga Janie Maxwell
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Pitch (draw for # at 6:30)
7:00 Free Movie not yet
FRIDAY
9:00 Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:15 Bowling, Pins & Cues Mary Lou Sirovy
9:30 Bible Study Tom Cassidy leads
12:30 Golf at Executive (signup 10:30 a.m.) Dean Ricke
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
5:00 Pot Luck not yet Bruce & Billie Wells chair
7:00 Entertainment Beginning Jan. 5 with “Goldwing”
SATURDAY
7:00-8:30 Breakfast Volunteers ??
9:00 Dummy Rummy LeRoy Larson, Del Telfor
9:30 Choir Practice
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Bingo Catherine Gibbs
7:00 Single Deck Pinochle Ray/Margaret Davis
7:00 Texas Hold'um


Hats & shirts with logo are available for purchase at office.
If you'd like a park badge with park logo,
Donna Gabbert makes these!!! 




RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order. Bev Telfor & our RVE veterans led in Pledge to the Flag & singing of “God Bless America”. We also honored spouses who supported their vet when he served. We closed meeting by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation– “The Lord's Prayer” was prayed
Let us pray for those killed & injured in the church shooting at Sutherland Springs, Texas yesterday. It hits so close to our park family as Carroll & Carol Jones' niece & children were among those who were killed.
Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT –Manager Bob Davis & assistant manager Jan O'Dell joined us this morning. Bob said it was “getting lonesome” so he's glad we are arriving. Jan said we will receive in mailbox today an application we need to complete to update records, then return to the office. They are updating mobile keys as some have maybe changed locks. Be sure your key is accurate, then return to office. Bob said we are urged to use the new BIG cement slab for golf cart parking, located where horseshoe pits were previously.
Discussion was heard when Nancy Argo brought up some rules being broken. Park owners will be here on the 14th of November & this can be brought up with them. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com Note how nice the remodeled office area looks!
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. You can check for park news by reading her blog. Thanks to her for keeping us informed during the summer season.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller had no report, said he'll have one next Monday. Larry Pavlis reported for Properties. He said they have cleaned fan blades. Residents may bring receipts, bills, etc. to board prior to Monday meetings. If kitchen supplies are needed, you may report this to board or Ken Barnhart who have keys to cupboards. Whoever is in charge of kitchen for an event can give committee in advance a written list of what they need. Board Members-- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. 67 cards were sent this summer &  we thank Bev Telfor, Donna GabbertHelen Curtis. This week cards are going to Ruth Armstrong, moved to nursing home; Carroll/Carol Jones, thinking of you following death of family members in Sutherland Springs Church yesterday; Arlene Lange, lung problems; Linda Rirbschlaeger, fall in her mobile; Charlie Stevens, internal bleeding, in ICU up north. If you call Helen & leave a message, please leave your name too. Helen will not return your call if she doesn't know who left the message.
Craig Daves tells us our 1st Monday dance is Jan. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. with Roger Kenaston Band. He'll put up a sign up sheet for help with ticket sales, popcorn, 50-50 ticket drawings. Any help is greatly appreciated. Most dances are $6 pp except for one later in season.
Rex Rexroad filling in & helping entertainment chair Brock Laing said entertainment schedule is complete. A Christmas Show is Dec. 23 but have not been able to sign anyone up to perform for the first 45 minutes. Park folks will entertain last part of the evening. Regular entertainment begins on Jan. 5 with Goldwing.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Nov. 15 – Hot Dog Grilling for Happy Hour, 4 p.m. $2 pp
Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Dinner .. do we have chairperson?
Dec. 1 – Patio Sale, 8 a.m. to noon

This is the 1st newsletter of season.
If you wish to have something printed, please give written note to editor Mary Lou at Monday meeting or deliver to her at #103. Most of you know this but as a reminder .. game scores may be placed in plastic container at rear of Friendship Hall. If you write legibly, that helps MUCH!
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Friday, October 27, 2017

October 27th




John and Dale Norris provided our donuts this morning!


We usually have a week where no one has signed up to bring them so we skip the Friday donuts, and of course at our Mon. meetings we will most likely have donuts and coffee for everyone.

Our cards up are to Carol Jones, she has been in the hosp. and will come home soon, infection I think, also Judy Nordquist had knee surgery, and Jan Philipp surgery on the hand she broke.

We have been having lovely Fall weather lows in the 60's highs in the 80's, but we are to get a cold front coming in around noon today and morning temps could be in the upper 40's for Sat. and Sun.

More and more folks arriving.

A Halloween Party coming up.


Not much news around town. We do have a B.B.Q. restaurant coming soon, and as I said before a similar to subway place being built.

Have a fun Halloween ya'll

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct. 20th




Our last coffee and donuts Friday morning get-to-gether ended last Friday 😒 and this Friday the office got the donuts. We have moved the long tables from the pool room back to the big hall. Wed. We had our social hour in the big hall also.

We have several cards up,  one to Tom and Mary Lou Benson, Tom's Sister Verla, age 85 passed away Oct. 15th and the services were held this morning at 10:30 at the Methodist church in West Union , Iowa. for all of us who have attended the camp outs in Iowa, we  remember her, she would come out to the campout usually with her sister Bev Clancy, whom we also made a card for, Bev has been coming to our park off and on for quite a few years and last year stayed in Jan Philipp's mobile and she will be back this winter. Also we put a card up for Jan Philipp who broke her hand.